November 29, 2022
Forget summer in The Hamptons and soak up the rays in the lesser known, but equally stunning Long IslandWine Country. Long Island’sNorth Fork is referred to by some locals as the “Sister to theHamptons.” This unique region of Long Island is fast becoming a favorite for home buyers and summer home retreaters. Dotted amongst a community of wine producers, the area of North Fork has some impressive new builds.Spray Foam Magazine spoke withEast End Insulation LLC to find out about spraying in this chic and up-and-coming area.
East End Insulation LLC is owned by business partners Pete Gevinski Jr. and Frank Fenoy Jr. Childhood friends, they once lived on the same street a few houses from each other. Growing up, both Gevinski and Fenoy worked in the trades—Fenoy as an electrician and Gevinski inutility services and landscaping.By luck, the friends came across an opportunity to install spray foam insulation. They became interested quickly, took some classes, and have now been spray foam partners for six years.
Gevinski and Fenoy stated,“Service is what we believe separates us from others. We pride ourselves on punctuality and proper planning to help keep jobs neat and moving along efficiently. Simple things such as cantilevers and over hangs being done prior to siding to keep everything neat are super important. The contractors we work with are aware that even if it’s minor or an emergency, we will be there to get it done.
Our reputation is what feeds our families, so it’s very important to us. It’s also easy to sleep at night knowing that we put our best foot forward, making sure our jobs are done correctly.”
Based out of North Fork, the East End InsulationLLC crew works all overLong Island and recently completed an installation on a new home build in Paradise Point, a beautiful neighborhood in South old,NY. As the name suggests, this neighborhood is a slice of paradise right next to the water. The crew has worked with this home’s builders numerous times and know how meticulous they are in their work. East End Insulation has proved to them in past projects that their quality of work is of a high standard, as Gevinski highlights, “At least 90% of our growth has been through word of mouth from builder to builder, homeowner to homeowner.
We are not into underbidding and just getting jobs. We are into relationship building with contractors, builders, and clients. We really focus on superior service throughout our business. Some of these bigger, more commercialized companies are not able to maintain this level of service. We keep it manageable even though in the last year we have tripled in size.”
The house was spec’d using both the architect and the Home Energy RatingSystem, known as HERS. This system is becoming increasingly popular with builders wanting to apply these guidelines to receive their HERS score as additional proof that their builds are achieving a greater level of sustainability. By installing materials such as spray foam insulation, LED lighting, and passive solar alignment, the HERS score can be improved.
The East End Insulation crew received the builders HERS energy report with a set plan, and that’s what they based their R-values off of, and deciphered what spray foam was to be installed where. However, the entire envelope must be sealed regardless for air testing.
The four-man crew arrived on the site of the new construction on a bitterly cold day. Luckily for them, this builder fitted the house with temporary heat during the winter months, so they soon warmed up.The crew parked their rig, which included a PMC PH-2Proportioner, T3 transfer pumps and PMC Heated Hose 210’, 18ftIsuzu, PMC ph2 proportioner, and 30kw diesel generator. They have since purchased a brand-new second rig from Profoam Corp., a 26’ freight liner which includes two PMC PH-2proportioners, 45kw diesel generator, crew compressor, 250’ of heated hose on each machine and four T3 transfer pumps. Profoam also provided PPE and safety equipment. The rig arrived turn key, including a fresh air system, scaffolding, and an abundance of useful miscellaneous tools.
The first task was to cover the windows, doors, and mechanical units to protect them from overspray.Decked up in full PPE, the crew had supplied air respirators for the sprayers, full face respirators for the helpers, and gloves and Tyvek suits were worn by all. Gevinski stated,“We go in and spray the envelope prior to any electric, plumbing and HVAC, etc. to assure a neat, clean job.Once all rough inspections are passed, we come in and seal any penetrations made and complete fire-blocking with any fiberglass and or rock wool the installed. Without a solid crew, a job like this would be a nightmare. This job included 12,000 sq. ft.of spray area–the entire envelope, roofline, exterior walls, and basement walls. East End Insulation applied2.5 inches NCFI 2lb HFO closed-cell foam to the basement walls and two inches to the above grade exterior walls, which was a hybrid system ofR-13 un faced batts over foam. The. roof had five inches installed with an intumescent coating then applied to the foam in the attic with a minimum of 13 wet mils.
By always keeping a high standard of work, the East End Insulation crew has yet again made the client happy by successfully insulating what will be.
Article from SprayFoam Magazine Summer 2022 Issue